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Thomas Della Torre

Thomas Della Torre

Thomas Della Torre

Associate Vice President, Academic & Community Partnerships

Brucker Hall, Room 6102
845-574-4465

Biography

Thomas P. Della Torre started at RCC in the classroom, teaching English as an adjunct. He then moved into academic support, assuming leadership of the Tutoring Center and Academic Support Services. His role expanded into the community upon assuming leadership of Continuing Education. Since being appointed Associate Vice President of Academic and Community Partnerships in 2013, he focuses on RCC’s relationships with local businesses and families, and leads RCC’s continuing education efforts, which include customized business training and professional development.

Della Torre was instrumental in the expansion of the Haverstraw Center to include the 3D Printing Smart Lab and Business Innovation Mall. He is also responsible for the high school program; summer camps; academic travel and study abroad; University Center, which offers advanced degrees on RCC’s campus; on-campus partners including the SBDC, SCORE, and RSVP; Start-Up NY; the Cultural Arts Theater and the Multi-Media Production Center.

Prior to RCC, Della Torre held executive positions with Transamerica Corporation and managed business development for a division of First American Corporation. He served as Dean of Humanities at Bergen Community College and Division Chair, Writing Program Director and Assistant Professor of English at Howard Community College (Columbia, MD). Della Torre earned his BA in Social Sciences and MAT in English at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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